Congressman Matt Gaetz, like many Republicans, is anxious to hammer out a deal with Democrats before the clock winds down to another potential government shutdown.
After a standoff that lasted over a month, Democrats and Republicans recently passed a bill to open the government for up to three weeks while negotiations take place. The hope is that both sides will forge a deal before the three-week deadline hits.
In a speech delivered to Congress, Gaetz was appalled at how much negotiation time is being passed up by representatives with so much at stake.
Gaetz is seen on video saying, “It’s not even 5 o’clock. Two and a half weeks away from a potential government shutdown, and there’s functionally nobody here.”
He then specifically called out Nancy Pelosi.
Gaetz demanded to Speaker Pelosi, “If you’ve got a border security package, put it on the floor!”
He finished off with, “Congress got into work last night, and we’re leaving tomorrow! It’s like we’ve got the French work week around here!” Video Below
Gaetz RIPS Absent Congress (VIDEO)
Two and a half weeks away from a potential government shutdown…
And there is functionally nobody here. pic.twitter.com/ygnuSLUmG8
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) January 30, 2019
In ending, here’s video of Gaetz discussing what he expects to happen if Democrats fail to come to the table:
#AmericaFirst – @RepMattGaetz: President @realDonaldTrump will secure our border. If Congress fails to do its job, he'll do his & make sure a border barrier is built, and we’ve got to have it. It’s just the insiders in DC who benefit from open borders. #MAGA #TrumpTrain #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/b5UUpTNH4I
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) January 31, 2019